• Jan 11, 2007
This is just too sick for words. Maybe it was a factory attempt at ditching the soccer mom image. Or perhaps it's a reject from an episode of that failed pilot, Pimp My Mom's Ride. Whatever the motivation, somebody took a 1997 Chrysler Co. minivan and decided to turn it into a tri-tone, one-seat, open-top lowrider. The eBay description alternately describes it as a Chrysler and a Plymouth, but the nose is definitely a Dodge. So your guess is as good as ours as to which it truly is, but it's sort of a moot point. So little of the original vehicle is left anyway.

The seller begs us to believe he isn't responsible for this creation, and says that the vehicle runs and drives, but doesn't recommend taking it on the road as is. It's really a project car that somebody started and didn't finish. This Grand Voyager comes with a 3.0 V6 (with only 127,448 miles on it) that "runs decent," but "puffs some smoke at start up." The automatic shifts fine, but the van "rides like a buckboard." Perhaps the hydraulics were never sorted properly, as the tires rub, as well. If you've always wanted your own outrageous minivan conversion but didn't have the guts to take a torch to your mom's ride, then maybe this would be $1,000 well spent to get you started and avoid getting grounded. Check out eBay auction number 290070663925 if this sounds like your kind of thing.

Thanks for the tip, David!

[Source: eBay]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks for all of the great ideas on how to finish this out, PayPaling the $$$$ over right now!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw something like this in St. Louis some years ago: Someone took, IIRC, a 70's Pontiac Bonneville - and chopped the roof with a cutting torch (melted metal edges still visible). And simply drove it, as-is. It had to have a lot of frame flex, but it look funny as all get-out.

      Well - if you wanted a convertible for just one summer, and only had a few hundred bucks to spend, it's one approach that would work...
      • 8 Years Ago
      One word: Hoopty.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #7 Halloween parade maybe.Something about daylight and this thing don't mix.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is going to give me nightmares. Mostly because I had a '88 and a '98 Caravan, both with that horrible 3.0L V6. The '88 actually lasted longer, but both needed major engine work twice before 100K. And both trannies were shot (a 3-speed auto in '98? Way to go, Dodge) by 70,000 miles. Gah, bad memories, I need to go sit in my Toyota now!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd love to drive this off a cliff. (wearing a parachute of course)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can hear the locust coming.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Heh, that reminds me of that Espace convertible the gang at Top Gear tried to make. That one had way more character, though. This one doesn't need Hamster to hold up the rear license plate.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So sexy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      lame-O
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think this is a vehicle about to be relegated to parade duty... but not like the glamorous convertible parade duty... like "im gona build the santa's workshop float on top of this thing" duty... haha
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks suspiciously like a photochop.
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